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Beowulf in Contemporary Culture

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Download Free Beowulf in Contemporary Culture PDF by David Clark Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-29 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores Beowulf’s extensive impact on contemporary culture across a wide range of forms. The last 15 years have seen an intensification of scholarly interest in medievalism and reimaginings of the Middle Ages. However, in spite of the growing prominence of medievalism both in academic discourse and popular culture—and in spite of the position Beowulf itself holds in both areas—no study such as this has yet been undertaken. Beowulf in Contemporary Culture therefore makes a significant contribution both to early medieval studies and to our understanding of Beowulf’s continuing cultural impact. It should inspire further research into this topic and medievalist responses to other aspects of early medieval culture. Topics covered here range from film and television to video games, graphic novels, children’s literature, translations, and versions, along with original responses published here for the first time. The collection not only provides an overview of the positions Beowulf holds in the contemporary imagination, but also demonstrates the range of avenues yet to be explored, or even fully acknowledged, in the study of medievalism.

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Beowulf in Contemporary Culture

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Download Free Beowulf in Contemporary Culture PDF by David Clark Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-02 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores Beowulfâ (TM)s extensive impact on contemporary culture across a wide range of forms. The last 15 years have seen an intensification of scholarly interest in medievalism and reimaginings of the Middle Ages. However, in spite of the growing prominence of medievalism both in academic discourse and popular cultureâ "and in spite of the position Beowulf itself holds in both areasâ "no study such as this has yet been undertaken. Beowulf in Contemporary Culture therefore makes a significant contribution both to early medieval studies and to our understanding of Beowulfâ (TM)s continuing cultural impact. It should inspire further research into this topic and medievalist responses to other aspects of early medieval culture. Topics covered here range from film and television to video games, graphic novels, childrenâ (TM)s literature, translations, and versions, along with original responses published here for the first time. The collection not only provides an overview of the positions Beowulf holds in the contemporary imagination, but also demonstrates the range of avenues yet to be explored, or even fully acknowledged, in the study of medievalism.

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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

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Download Free Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture PDF by Gail Ashton Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-03-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.

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Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film

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Download Free Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film PDF by Kathleen Forni Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-06-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beowulf's presence on the popular cultural radar has increased in the past two decades, coincident with cultural crisis and change. Why? By way of a fusion of cultural studies, adaptation theory, and monster theory, Beowulf's Popular Afterlife examines a wide range of Anglo-American retellings and appropriations found in literary texts, comic books, and film. The most remarkable feature of popular adaptations of the poem is that its monsters, frequently victims of organized militarism, male aggression, or social injustice, are provided with strong motives for their retaliatory brutality. Popular adaptations invert the heroic ideology of the poem, and monsters are not only created by powerful men but are projections of their own pathological behavior. At the same time there is no question that the monsters created by human malfeasance must be eradicated.

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A Beowulf Handbook

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Download Free A Beowulf Handbook PDF by Robert E. Bjork Full Book and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most revered work composed in Old English,Beowulfis one of the landmarks of European literature. This handbook supplies a wealth of insights into all major aspects of this wondrous poem and its scholarly tradition. Each chapter provides a history of the scholarly interest in a particular topic, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done. Written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience,A Beowulf Handbookwill be of value to nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf and to scholars at work on their own research. In its clear and comprehensive treatment of the poem and its scholarship, this book will prove an indispensable guide to readers and specialists for many years to come.

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The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture

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ISBN : 0472130269
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Download Free The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture PDF by Dina Khapaeva Full Book and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2017-03-06 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular culture has reimagined death as entertainment and monsters as heroes, reflecting a profound contempt for the human race

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Neomedievalism, Popular Culture, and the Academy

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ISBN : 1843845415
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Download Free Neomedievalism, Popular Culture, and the Academy PDF by KellyAnn Fitzpatrick Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2019 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The medieval in the modern world is here explored in a variety of media, from film and book to gaming.

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Change and Adaptation

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Download Free Change and Adaptation PDF by Hope Kimble Hall Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The following chapters attempt to show teachers of middle and high school students, that it is possible as well as important to increase student understanding of and appreciation for the poem. First, a brief examination of the evolution of Beowulf studies and criticism will demonstrate that throughout the history of Beowulf study, there has been a persistent trend among Anglo-Saxon scholars of changing and adapting the poem to increase relevance and audience appeal. To establish Beowulf as an enduring work dealing with enduring issues, this study continues the trend of changing and adapting Beowulf by exploring how modern social concerns such as heroism, family and community, social deviation, gender roles, and religion can be compared to manifestations of the same issues in Anglo-Saxon society as revealed through the poem. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss two contemporary derivative works--"Beowulf for Beginners," an Internet version of the poem, and Beowulf: A New Telling by Robert Nye--in which some of these enduring issues are brought more clearly to light. These two works will provide teachers with resources containing modern insights into certain aspects of Beowulf that not ony reflect current cultural and political trends, but at the same time enhance the meaning and enjoyment of the poem itself. Finally, in Chapter 6 an examination of parallels between Beowulf and science fiction and fantasy in written and visual media will further emphasize just how "alive" Beowulf and the ideas contained therein really are. In an effort to further clarify how popular culture can bridge the gap between the world of Beowulf and the modern world, chapters 2 through 6 will each conclude with sample discussion/essay topics and activity prompts that can be used in conjunction with the works and issues discussed in this study.

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Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination

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ISBN : 1843842513
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Download Free Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination PDF by David Clark Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2010 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An excellent collection... breaks new ground in many areas. Should make a substantial impact on the discussion of the contemporary influence of Anglo-Saxon Culture". Conor McCarthy, author of Seamus Heaney and the Medieval Imagination Britain's pre-Conquest past and its culture continues to fascinate modern writers and artists. From Henry Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Reader to Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, and from high modernism to the musclebound heroes of comic book and Hollywood, Anglo-Saxon England has been a powerful and often unexpected source of inspiration, antagonism, and reflection. The essays here engage with the ways in which the Anglo-Saxons and their literature have been received, confronted, and re-envisioned in the modern imagination. They offer fresh insights on established figures, such as W.H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Jones, and on contemporary writers such as Geoffrey Hill, Peter Reading, P.D. James, and Heaney. They explore the interaction between text, image and landscape in medieval and modern books, the recasting of mythic figures such as Wayland Smith, and the metamorphosis of Beowulf into Grendel - as a novel and as grand opera. The early medieval emerges not simply as a site of nostalgia or anxiety in modern revisions, but instead provides a vital arena for creativity, pleasure, and artistic experiment. Contributors: Bernard O'Donoghue, Chris Jones, Mark Atherton, Maria Artamonova, Anna Johnson, Clare A. Lees, Sian Echard, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Allen J. Frantzen, John Halbrooks, Hannah J. Crawforth, Joshua Davies, Rebecca Anne Barr

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Beowulf

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ISBN : 1350310069
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Download Free Beowulf PDF by Jodi-Anne George Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-12-09 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of unknown authorship, Beowulf is an Old English epic poem which incites contentious debate and has been endlessly interpreted over the centuries. This Reader's Guide provides a much-needed overview of the large body of Beowulf criticism, moving from 18th century reactions to 21st century responses. Jodi-Ann George: - Charts the changes in critical trends and theoretical approaches applied to the poem. - Includes discussion of J. R. R. Tolkein's pioneering 1936 lecture on Beowulf , and Seamus Heaney's recent translation. - Analyses Beowulf in popular culture, addressing the poem's life in film versions, graphic novels, music and comics. Clear and engaging, this is an indispensable introductory guide to a widely-studied and enigmatic work which continues to fascinate readers everywhere.

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Popular Culture Studies Across the Curriculum

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Download Free Popular Culture Studies Across the Curriculum PDF by Ray B. Browne Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2004-12-30 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Academic curricula are being strengthened and enriched through the enlightened realization that no discipline is complete unto itself. In the interdisciplinary studies that result, the one theme that remains universal is popular culture. Academia throughout the disciplines is rapidly coming to understand that it should be used in courses campus-wide and on all levels. All in the world of education benefit from the use of the cultures around them. This work emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary mingling and explores the ways in which instructors can utilize popular culture studies in order to deepen both their own areas of specialization and their students' appreciation of education. The collection of 18 essays spans campus curricula, including the humanities (English literature, American studies, folklore and popular culture), the social sciences (anthropology, history, sociology and communications), religion and philosophy, geography, women's studies, economics and sports. Also addressed is the importance of popular culture courses in both community colleges and high school settings.

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Fossil Poetry

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ISBN : 0192557955
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Download Free Fossil Poetry PDF by Chris Jones Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fossil Poetry provides the first book-length overview of the place of Anglo-Saxon in nineteenth-century poetry in English. It addresses the use and role of Anglo-Saxon as a resource by Romantic and Victorian poets in their own compositions, as well as the construction and 'invention' of Anglo-Saxon in and by nineteenth-century poetry. Fossil Poetry takes its title from a famous passage on 'early' language in the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and uses the metaphor of the fossil to contextualize poetic Anglo-Saxonism within the developments that had been taking place in the fields of geology, palaeontology, and the evolutionary life sciences since James Hutton's apprehension of 'deep time' in his 1788 Theory of the Earth. Fossil Poetry argues that two, roughly consecutive phases of poetic Anglo-Saxonism took place over the course of the nineteenth century: firstly, a phase of 'constant roots' whereby Anglo-Saxon is constructed to resemble, and so to legitimize a tradition of English Romanticism conceived as essential and unchanging; secondly, a phase in which the strangeness of many of the 'extinct' philological forms of early English is acknowledged, and becomes concurrent with a desire to recover and recuperate the fossils of Anglo-Saxon within contemporary English poetry. The volume advances new readings of work by a variety of poets including Walter Scott, Henry Longfellow, William Wordsworth, William Barnes, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Morris, Alfred Tennyson, and Gerard Hopkins.

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Beowulf (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

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ISBN : 9780738673301
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Download Free Beowulf (MAXNotes Literature Guides) PDF by Gail Rae Rosensfit Full Book and published by Research & Education Assoc.. This book was released on 2015-04-24 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: REA's MAXnotes for The Beowulf Poet's Beowulf MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

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Drawn from the Classics

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Download Free Drawn from the Classics PDF by Stephen E. Tabachnick Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-05-18 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The graphic novel is the most exciting literary format to emerge in the past thirty years. Among its more inspired uses has been the superlative adaptation of literary classics. Unlike the comic book abridgments aimed at young readers of an earlier era, today's graphic novel adaptations are created for an adult audience, and capture the subtleties of sophisticated written works. This first ever collection of essays focusing on graphic novel adaptations of various literary classics demonstrates how graphic narrative offers new ways of understanding the classics, including the works of Homer, Poe, Flaubert, Conrad and Kafka, among many others.

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Transmissions and Translations in Medieval Literary and Material Culture

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Download Free Transmissions and Translations in Medieval Literary and Material Culture PDF by Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-12-20 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores multiple artefactual, visual, textual and conceptual adaptations, developments and exchanges across the medieval world in the context of their contemporary and subsequent re-appropriations.

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Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse

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ISBN : 1843843943
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Download Free Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse PDF by Hugh Magennis Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2015 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of English verse translations of Beowulf, including Seamus Heaney's version alongside other influential renditions.

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Weaving New Perspectives Together

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ISBN : 1443839418
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Download Free Weaving New Perspectives Together PDF by María Alonso Alonso Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-04-25 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume seeks to offer a novel and interdisciplinary overview of the question of literary interpretation and the numerous perspectives current in the field today. Written by early-career researchers and enriched with the important contributions of three senior lecturers, the articles contained in this compilation are devised to work as a multi-faceted whole that may at the same time give inspiration to students and constitute a guide to more experienced scholars. Acting as an integrating entity that agglutinates works from scholars across Europe, the editors consider this book to be a clear example of the dynamism of present-day literary studies and of the numerous ways in which literature can speak to people. Following Margaret Atwood’s statement, “The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose”, this volume may be said to possess the potential to provide as many answers as it poses new questions which will stimulate future research in the field.